The philosopher’s voice: Index n.11

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11. Teeth are the bars of a prison window. The soul escapes through the mouth in words. But words are still the body’s effluvia, emanations, weightless folds in the air escaping the lungs and warmed by the body.

From Fifty-eight Indices on the Body (Corpus)Jean-Luc Nancy. New York, Fordham University Press, 2008.

11. Les dents sont les barreaux de la lucarne de la prison. L’âme s’échappe par la bouche en paroles. Mais les paroles sont encore des effluves de corps, des émanations, des plis légers de l’air sorti des poumons et chauffé par le corps.

From 58 INDICES SUR LE CORPS et EXTENSION DE L’ÂME. Éditions Nota bene, Québec, 2004.

11. I denti sono le sbarre del lucernaio della prigione. L’anima fugge dalla bocca in parole. Ma le parole sono ancora effluvi del corpo, emanazioni, pieghe leggere dell’aria uscita dai pol­moni e scaldata dal corpo.

From Jean-Luc Nancy Indizi sul corpo. Ananke Edizioni, Torino, 2009




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